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Weisfeld v. Scott

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-149 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, in a suit seeking prospective relief relating to the enforcement of particular provisions of Texas’s election law, Texas’s chief election officer may invoke sovereign immunity solely because local officials carry out those provisions day-to-day, or whether a state official’s authority over enforcement of the entire statutory scheme is sufficient to trigger Ex parte Young’s exception to state sovereign immunity.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 02 2022Application (21A789) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 14, 2022 to August 13, 2022, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jun 08 2022Application (21A789) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until August 13, 2022.
Aug 15 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 16, 2022)
Aug 29 2022Waiver of right of respondents John Scott, Texas Secretary of State to respond filed.
Sep 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/7/2022.
Sep 27 2022Response Requested. (Due October 27, 2022)